Call for better safety procedures after fatigue blamed for rail worksite near hit

17 January, 2022

The Office of Transport Safety Investigations has called for Sydney Trains to implement a better fatigue management system, after a near hit at Westmead Station was attributed to worker fatigue.

Developing a safe way to remove large underground raise bore reamers

13 December, 2021 | Supplied by: Enerpac

A safe work methodology has been developed to remove large diameter reamers in an underground environment.

Company fined $200K after Forrestfield Airport Link Project explosion

01 December, 2021

A subcontractor has been fined $200,000 after an explosion at the Forrestfield Airport Link Project in 2018 left a worker with a traumatic brain injury.

Road-friendly air suspension: preventive maintenance checklist

24 November, 2021 by Russell Chown, Manager for Automotive Air Springs, Air Springs Supply | Supplied by: Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd

This timely checklist for heavy vehicles is designed to keep road-friendly air suspension working safer for longer across Australia's road transport network.

Report: 194 people were fatally injured at work in 2020

29 October, 2021

A report from Safe Work Australia has revealed that 194 people were fatally injured in the workplace in 2020, with 96% of worker fatalities being men.

Company fined $230K after worker suffers conveyor belt injury

25 October, 2021

A mining and construction company in Western Australia has been fined $230,000 after an employee became trapped in an unguarded conveyor belt.

Machinery to enhance safety in decommissioning, repurposing and construction tasks

20 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Enerpac

A new range of machinery has been designed to support the Australasian mining, energy and construction sectors as they carry out the decommissioning and repurposing of obsolete plant.

Victoria records two forklift-related deaths in one week

20 October, 2021

Two workers have lost their lives in forklift-related incidents within the space of a week, bringing the Victorian workplace fatality toll to 45 for 2021.

Qld mushroom farm fined $120K after worker loses arm

19 October, 2021

A family-run Queensland mushroom farm has been fined after a worker had his arm 'traumatically' severed in a workplace incident caused by faulty machinery.

Construction company fined after worker crushed to death

11 October, 2021

A civil construction company has been fined $50,000 after a worker was crushed while guiding a drum roller onto a truck in Mildura.

New forklift series enhances operator safety and ergonomics

08 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Hyster-Yale Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd

A new series of forklifts has been developed for a range of applications, to enhance operator safety, comfort and ergonomics.

Electroplating machine death results in $300K fine

08 October, 2021

A metal treatment company has been fined $300,000 over the death of a worker who became trapped in an electroplating machine on a Victorian worksite.

SafeWork NSW commences October forklift safety blitz

06 October, 2021

October is National Safe Work Month. In the New South Wales jurisdiction, SafeWork NSW inspectors will visit businesses to ensure forklifts are used safely.

Tech company raises funds for AI start-up to boost workplace safety

06 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Unleash live Pty Ltd

Unleash live, an AI video analytics platform, has announced a Series A funding round, led by SafetyCulture, to fuel the growth of its A.I. Apps Store.

Software developed to enhance rail level crossing safety

01 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

A tailor-made data analytics software program has been developed to help governments and industry make better planning decisions on level crossing safety treatments.

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